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Posts published in February 2015

Stop saying apathy: We actually do care

Apathy. Bradley students hear that word used almost as much as the phrase, “university of national distinction.” But these two are contradicting to me. How can we be recognized as such a great university when everyone – faculty, students, administrators and yes, even The Scout–often…

NFL has major issues

Oh my gosh, what a mess. I mean, really, a mess cannot even begin to describe the kind of season the NFL just had. I may have a bias here, but there was nothing even remotely positive about this last NFL season that I want…

Editorial: Changes offer chance to realign with values

The Scout has said it many times before: change is coming. But this time, it seems like it is going to be a dramatic shift. For the first time since 1982, we have a new general education curriculum that will be implemented by fall 2016.…

Marshmallow Man revealed

As a result of lower staff recruitment numbers last semester for Residential Life and an excess in marketing budget, a mysterious figure appeared last Tuesday, Feb. 17. Marshmallow Man, a puffy-suited mascot, debuted by making surprise appearances in various locations around campus. Shortly after his…

Diversity discussion goes downhill

The Dialogues on Diversity event aimed to talk about the ‘tough stuff’ Thursday night, but reviews from students and audience members were tougher than the topics. The Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU) hosted Ron Jones, a leader in the world of improvisation. Most notable…

You can thank me after you read this

I’m going to share a secret with you, because I know what kind of person you are. I see you, doing those projects last minute because you were Netflixing too much the night before. You were probably doing a “Breaking Bad” round three marathon, weren’t…

Emoji 101

Emojis: helping awkward people spice up their conversations since 2011. Emoticons quickly became too plain and boring, so when the Emoji keyboard app was released, people were naturally thrilled. The majority of the public, however, still heavily criticizes the array of options Emojis offers. If…

BU in search of ‘Webster Warrior’

With the restructuring of the general education criteria making its way to the Hilltop, one of the final pieces of the puzzle presents itself in the form of a staff member: the Registrar. Following a 16-year tenure, Kathie Beaty retired as Registrar in December. Her…

New club drives for commuter benefits

For commuting students, a new club for them could be a welcome relief. The Commuter Connection Club officially arrives at Bradley on Saturday Feb. 28 with the goal to recruit members. The first informational meeting will take place at noon in the Student Center room…

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